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Justice Department files civil lawsuit against Roger Stone over unpaid taxes

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The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing him and his wife of owing nearly $ 2 million in unpaid taxes. In a six-count civil complain...

DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke faces Senate as supporters say civil rights chief is badly needed

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Kristen Clarke, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, heads to her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday as a groundswell of supporters says there's an urgency for ...

How Jackson-era tariffs almost led to Carolina conflict 30 years before Civil War

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As was the norm up until the 20th Century industrial revolution, the northern states were the nation's center of industry, and the southern states were the center of agribusiness and raw materials throughout the firs...

Spain plans to open grave containing 33,000 civil war victims

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The government of Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has started the process to open up a mass grave containing the remains of more than 33,000 victims of the country's 1936-39 civil war. Officials have ...

Chicagoland prep school Loyola may have violated civil rights of conservative students, Army vet

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Student activities group leaders at the Wilmette, Illinois-based Loyola Academy told students they could not form conservative clubs because they were "anti-Semitic and racist." The school also rescinded a job offer ...

Tulsi Gabbard warns vague federal definition of ‘domestic extremists’ will further endanger civil liberties

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STEYN: There's something very bizarre going on in America right now. Normally, the state is very hard to steer, like the titanic. Yet, all of our key agencies in the so-called intelligence community have turned on a ...

Family of Black man fatally shot by Northern California police officer files civil rights lawsuit

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The family of a 32-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by a Northern California police officer last month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the town and police officers after video which captured ...

Bomb squad safely detonates Civil War cannonball found in Maryland

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Bomb squad technicians have safely disposed of a Civil War-era ordnance found in Frederick County, Maryland. The technicians identified the unexploded ordnance as a live cannonball round used during the Civil War an...

NYPD officers are no longer protected from civil lawsuits after city council passes police reform legislation

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The New York City Council passed a series of reforms for the New York Police Department on Thursday, including ending qualified immunity for officers, which protected them against civil lawsuits. The package of legi...

Specter of civil conflict in Lebanon looms as economic meltdown gives way to violence

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Beirut In Lebanon, fistfights break out in supermarkets on a nearly daily basis. Long lines snake out of the few gas stations that remain open. Pharmacies have threatened to shutter. Gunfights inexplicably erupt in ...

Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and close ally of Bill Clinton, dies

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Washington Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN. He was 85. The former president of the National ...

A civil rights hero’s posthumous memoir a guidebook for today’s activists

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Standing on the steps of a courthouse, the Rev. Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian pleaded for the right of every person to vote with "verbal jabs" when a sheriff literally jabbed him, beating and knocking him to the groun...

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, renames 2 dorms for Black civil rights leaders

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Two dorms at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will now bear the names of two Black civil rights leaders in the state "whose fight for equity and social justice transformed the state's higher education system ...

Body camera video shows a violent arrest that is now a civil rights lawsuit

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Body camera video of a violent arrest in Chicago is now key evidence in a new federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the man police are seen slamming to the ground. Leroy Kennedy, a Black man, says in his lawsuit tha...

A Georgia city is replacing a Confederate monument with a statue of civil rights hero John Lewis

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For 112 years, a 30-foot obelisk stood outside the courthouse grounds in the suburban Atlanta city of Decatur. Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, it suggested the Civil War was about state's rights ...

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund launches a $40 million scholarship program for future civil rights lawyers, with help from an anonymous donor

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As the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, they're also giving back -- to the tune of $ 40 million -- to support the careers of future civil rights lawyers. Thanks to an anonymous ...

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